Python 3 - String lstrip() Method


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Description

The lstrip() method returns a copy of the string in which all chars have been stripped from the beginning of the string (default whitespace characters).

Syntax

Following is the syntax for lstrip() method −

str.lstrip([chars])

Parameters

chars − You can supply what chars have to be trimmed.

Return Value

This method returns a copy of the string in which all chars have been stripped from the beginning of the string (default whitespace characters).

Example

The following example shows the usage of lstrip() method.

#!/usr/bin/python3

str = "     this is string example....wow!!!"
print (str.lstrip())

str = "*****this is string example....wow!!!*****"
print (str.lstrip('*'))

When we run above program, it produces the following result −

this is string example....wow!!!
this is string example....wow!!!*****
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